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New Mobile Version of Mapping the African American Past

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February 14, 2011. iphone_maap.jpgCCNMTL has released a new mobile version of the award-winning Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) project coinciding with this year's Black History Month. MAAP is an educational website featuring multimedia profiles of significant people and places in the history of African Americans in New York. In the mobile version (http://maap.columbia.edu/mbl_index), historical places are organized by geographical areas—such as Lower Manhattan, Upper Manhattan, and Eastern Long Island—to allow simpler localized access. Each area has a corresponding live Google Map view and includes links to additional information about every place. Highlighted places also include "then" and "now" pictures, a textual description, and an audio version of that description as read aloud by several New York high school students who participated in the project.

The MAAPm web app is designed primarily for the iPhone/iPod Touch and can be converted into an app by using the "Add to Home Screen" button in Mobile Safari.

Created by CCNMTL, Curriculum Concepts International, and Teachers College, and funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the MAAP project received the Award for Innovative Use of Archives from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) in September 2009.

Related news:
Feb-25-2010: MAAP Enhanced With New Content
Oct-27-2009: CCNMTL Accepts Award for Innovative Use of Archives
Sep-23-2009: MAAP Wins Archivist Round Table Award
Apr-02-2008: NYPL.org Lists MAAP as City Resource
Mar-31-2008: Columbia Spectator Checks in with MAAP
Mar-05-2008: New York Times Article Features MAAP Project
Feb-28-2008: Mapping the African American Past launches on Web and iTunes
Oct-01-2007: Mapping the African American Past For Students of All Ages